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FONG REYES, Susana Virgen et al. Infection of the urinary tract due to vesical catheter in patients admitted in intensive care. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.11, pp.1524-1530. ISSN 1029-3019.

An observational, descriptive and cross sectional study of 37 patients with urinary infection after using a vesical catheter, admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of "Saturnino Lora Torres" Teaching Clinical Surgical Hospital from Santiago de Cuba was carried out from May, 2011 to April, 2012, aimed at identifying the main causes producing it. A prevalence of men older than 60 years who remained exposed to this procedure during more than 15 days (56.7%) was found, given mainly by the existence of microorganisms in the exogenous intestinal and environmental floras. On the other hand, the factors causing the infection were associated with the prolonged vesical catheterism, to the age group (third age), to the bacteriuria presence, to the drainage open system and to the administration of antibiotics previous to the emergence of multirresistent bacterial strains

Keywords : urinary tract infection; vesical catheterism; bacteriuria.

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